Are you a self improvement junkie? Does the thought of reading, listening to, or watching empowering content cause you to salivate and want to drop everything that you are doing to get your next uplifting fix?
If so, you’re not alone. The self improvement industry has been gaining steam for years, and more and more people seem ready to see what this whole “improve your life thing” is all about.
However, even as more people want to come on board and start creating the lives of their dreams, the average working class citizen is still coming up against roadblocks that keep them from making the most of their self improvement education.
The two most common roadblocks, which are probably related to each other for most people, are:
1) Not enough time to learn
2) Failure to implement what has been learned
If you are struggling with not even having enough time to read, watch, or listen to self improvement information, then you are definitely going to struggle by the time you actually get to the implementation stage, so read on for some tips on overcoming the time obstacle.
The time is available for you to dedicate to learning how to improve your life, and the only question is whether or not you make self improvement a high enough priority in your daily regimen in order to learn what you need to know.
The easiest way to squeeze self improvement learning into your lifestyle is find a learning system that you truly enjoy. Notice that the idea was not to find a learning system that was the most time effective.
The very simple reason for that is because the effectiveness of anything in life is a completely irrelevant point if you don’t utilize the system because you don’t enjoy it. So step one is to find a learning system that you enjoy. The following list shows several ways available right now for you to learn about self improvement:
• Printed Books
• Audio books/CD’s
• Live conferences/seminars
Several of those terms and learning systems didn’t even exist previously, so now the opportunities for you to get quality self improvement information are more varied than ever.
With the exception of webinars and live conferences, all of the other learning systems can be molded to fit into your schedule in such a way that you can actually participate in them.
Printed books are the ultimate in portability. They can be read pretty much anywhere, including in bed at night, in your favorite chair or on the couch, over your lunch hour at work, on the bus or the subway, at the airport or while flying, or even while you are carpooling or waiting to pick up the kids from school or other activities.
Audio books and CD’s can be listened to literally around the clock. Did you know that your subconscious mind has the ability to learn, even while you are sleeping? Check out http://www.brainsync.com for information about products that do more than just affect your conscious awareness. For more “traditional” learning, audio books are available from multiple venues all over the Internet, and don’t forget to strap on your headphones while you are exercising or cleaning house, or pop in a CD while you are driving in order to accomplish more than one thing at a time.
Even eBooks do not restrict you to sitting in front of your computer anymore. Most of them can be viewed with any standard personal digital assistant such as a Palm Pilot, Treo, Blackberry, etc. Doing so will once again give you all of the portability mentioned above in the section on printed books.
Tele-seminars will leave you restricted to whatever the schedule is for the call that you are listening to, but they are often informational in nature, not participatory. In other words, you can listen to the call while doing other things, because you won’t be asked to actually talk to anyone. That is a great time to strap on a headset and do your laundry, clean off your desk, straighten up the house, do your filing, etc.
eClasses and eLearning opportunities are almost always non-schedule centric. In other words, you can do the work whenever it fits your schedule, as long as you turn in your assignments by the due date.
As you can see from this brief list of examples, the question of whether or not you have the time to practice self improvement is not a question at all. You do have the time, and by using concepts similar to the ideas just listed, you should see by now that getting your self improvement “stuff” is just a matter of finding the system that works for you personally.
One other thing you have to remember, however: Knowledge itself is completely useless. If you don’t apply what you have learned, then you will be wasting your time and your money by even making the attempt.